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BUILDERS MERCHANTS: A-Z


JAMES BURRELL • JAMES HARGREAVES • JOHN NICHOLLS • J JAMES BURRELL Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


16/17 9.2


18.3 1.9 1.7


310


6,026 27.7


17/18 7.9


19.7 2.2 2.1


305


6,857 29.0


18/19 7.3


19.7 2.1 1.8


308


6,440 24.4 191


JAMES HARGREAVES JAMES HARGREAVES


Parliament Street Burnley BB11 3JT


Branches: 62 Employees: 344


Managing director: Gordon Rothwell Directors: Chander Sharma, Bill Davies, Carl Bridge, David Eddison


Members of: BMF, NMBS, PHG


Founded in 1923 in Blackburn, James Hargreaves (Plumbers Merchants) Ltd is a long-estab- lished and trusted supplier of the plumbing industry. Since moving headquarters to Burnley in 1968, James Hargreaves has become one of the fastest-growing


JAMES HARGREAVES YR END 31/12 THE NUMBERS


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


32


2017 4.7


27.1 6.9 6.9


265


18,305 20.6


2018 5.2


26.8 6.7 6.7


281


18,917 19.8


2019 4.8


27.5 6.3 6.3


270


17,117 16.7 50


2017 77.3 20.9


5,345 5,300 292


2018 88.6 23.7


5,959 5,921 315


2019 90.1 24.7


5,717 5,702 334


bathroom and plumbing supplies merchants in England. Trading names across the 66 branches are James Hargreaves Bathrooms and James Hargreaves Plumbing De- pot, both sitting under the James Hargreaves Group.


% CHANGE


2018 15 13 11 12 8


2018 10 (1) (3) (3) 6 3


(4)


2019 2 4


(4) (4) 6


% change


2019 (8) 3


(6) (5) (4)


(10) (16)


16/17 59.0 10.8


1,145 1,025 190


17/18 64.1 12.6


1,440 1,317 210


18/19 72.1 14.2


1,507 1,321 234


TRAILBLAZERS BUILDERS MERCHANT


JAMES BURRELL BUILDERS MERCHANT YR END 31/10 THE NUMBERS


% CHANGE


17/18 9


17 26 28 11


17/18 (14) 8


16 18 (2) 14 5


18/19 13 12 5 0


11 % change


18/19 (8) (0) (7)


(11) 1


(6) (16) Member of: BMF, NMBS, CBA JOHN NICHOLLS


John Nicholls was founded in 1965 by the late chairman John Nicholls and continues as a family- owned business. It now has a network of 18 building & timber and plumbing & heating branches and 10 kitchen and bathroom showrooms in Oxfordshire, War- wickshire, Dorset and Hampshire employing over 250 people. In 2014 it acquired J&Bs Plumbing & Heating which it has continued to expand. In 2019, it opened a J&Bs Plumbing & Heating branch with Bathroom Solutions show- room in Christchurch and the Long Hanborough Distribution Depot under the John Nicholls brand.


JOHN NICHOLLS YR END 31/03 THE NUMBERS


Turnover £m Gross profit £m


Operating profit £k Net profit £k Staff


THE RATIOS Stockturn Gross margin %


Operating margin % Net margin %


Sales/employee £k Profit/employee £ Return on capital % BMJ INDEX


17/18 6.8


29.0 2.5 2.2


242


6,060 15.7


18/19 6.9


28.9 3.1 2.8


261


8,212 20.0


19/20 7.5


27.5 1.9 1.7


258


4,949 11.9 70


(1) 26 26 8


35 27


17/18 52.0 15.1


1,303 1,168 215


18/19 58.0 16.7


1,823 1,640 222


19/20 60.8 16.7


1,168 1,014 236


JAMES BURRELL BUILDERS MERCHANT


Deptford Road Gateshead NE8 2BR


http://jamesburrell.com/ Tel: 01914 772249


Branches: 10 Employees: 248


2019 Recorded Turnover: £72.1m 2020 Turnover: £70.1m


Managing Directors: Steve Richardson, Mark Richardson


Directors: Rob Richardson, Michael Fahey, Doug Reid, Tony Hall


JAMES BURRELL is a family-owned company that has been trading for over 140 years. It covers an area from Northumberland to South Yorkshire. Branches are located in: Blyth, Bishop Auckland, Gateshead Morpeth, Newcastle, Ossett, Rotherham, Stockton, Sunderland York.


The company showed its gratitude to staff for all their hard work and resilience through a very difficult 2020. Mark Richardson, managing director, said: “We want to recognise how hard each and every member of our team has worked throughout ...a very challenging year. We are very proud of our staff and the way they have adapted to changes.”


JOHN NICHOLLS (HOLDINGS)


Overthorpe Road Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 4TB www.johnnichollstrade.co.uk Tel: 01295 222354


Number of Subsidiaries: 2 Branches: 23 Employees: 220


CEO / Chairman: Andrew Nicholls, Managing Director: David Hebdon-Cook


Members of: NMBS, Fortis


% CHANGE


18/19 11 11 40 40 3


18/19 0


19/20 5


(0)


(36) (38) 6


% change


19/20 9


(5)


(39) (41) (1)


(40) (40)


A supplement to Builders Merchants Journal April 2021


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